Entries from March 2010 ↓

Better Links: Linking to Specific Track Times

Quick update today…

An old ‘hidden’ trick with Spotify track links is you could link to a specific time in a song by adding ‘#mm:ss‘ to the end of the uri, or ‘%23mm:ss‘ to the end of an HTTP link (mm:ss being minutes and seconds). Adding #3:32 starts the song playing from 3 mins 32 seconds in.

Spotibot’s Better Links now support both of these right in the url! For example, to hear the weird hidden track at the end of the Red Alert soundtrack, go here: http://spotibot.com/track/7yWL3m0sZwxNqR7AXUgsPc#4:54 (thanks to @scawp for that one!)

The greasemonkey script to automatically redirect Spotify links to Spotibot links already takes this into account – no update needed! If you’re a Firefox or Chrome user who’s not already got it, what are you waiting for?

Announcing Multi-Artist Playlists

Making playlists based on one particular artist is pretty neat, but what if you’re in the mood for a mix?

Well, you can now add up to four more artists to base your random mix on. Just click ‘Add Another’ on the Playlist page and off you go!

Oh, and to give each of your five artists a fighting chance, the original track limit has almost doubled to 50! Enjoy!

As with all new Spotibot features, I’ll no doubt tweak-and-improve over time, so be sure to post ideas below.

Spotibot joins forces with SpotiChart

The Spotify world is full of ace third-party apps, sites, & doo-dahs, and one of my favourite is SpotiChart – a neat little twitter/spotify mashup that tracks which tunes/albums/artists/playlists people are twittering about and turns it into an insane number of charts and stats.

Well, I’m pleased to announce that some of those stats are now available as part of Spotibot’s Better Links, giving you an idea of how popular they are – and were – according to SpotiChart’s massive amounts of data.

SpotiChart statistics

It will only appear for tracks and albums that people have been twittering about, and if you’d like some more information click through and have a browse of SpotiChart’s site, and find out how you can get your tweets to count.

Big thanks to Benoit over at SpotiChart for making this possible.